KENT-EFC95E: Late Bronze Age socketed axe cutting-edge fragment.

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SOCKETED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: KENT-EFC95E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axe (c.1150-800 BC). The fragment is sub-oval and appears to be the cutting-edge of a socketed axehead; the interior of the socket is visible, forming a shallow sub-triangular hollow along the break, which is uneven. The cutting-edge is worn and is now rounded; the breaks are also worn. The entire object is covered with mounds and pits of copper alloy corrosion and green and black patina. It measures 19.3 mm in length, 20.6 mm wide, 9.9 mm thick and weighs 23.7 g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1150 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.3 mm
Width: 20.6 mm
Thickness: 9.9 mm
Weight: 23.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Caroline Chestnutt
Identified by: Ms Caroline Chestnutt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Sturry (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1961
Four figure Latitude: 51.30596471
Four figure longitude: 1.14058277
1:25K map: TR1961
1:10K map: TR16SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal-detecting.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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